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C Company

C Company

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  • Fri 23 Mar ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 30 Mar ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 6 Apr ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 6 May ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 6 Jun ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 6 Jul ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 6 Aug ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu 6 Sep ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 6 Oct ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 6 Nov ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu 6 Dec ’12, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 6 Jan ’13, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 6 Feb ’13, 10:00am – 4:00pm
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Tairawhiti Museum, Stout St, Gisborne


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

This long-term exhibition is a moving tribute to the men of C Company who gave and risked their lives for the World War II Allied war effort.

The Tairawhiti Museum, in partnership with the C Company Trust Nga Taonga a Nga Tama Toa Trust, are celebrating the men and memories of the C Company, Maori (28) Battalion. The Maori Battalion was organised on a tribal basis. The C Company was made up of men from an area between Torere in the Eastern Bay of Plenty to Paritu, 40kms south of Gisborne. Nearly 1,000 men served with the C Company, including Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery.

A main component of this display is a wall of photographs of the C Company soldiers. Most of the named soldiers have accompanying photographs and it is hoped one day this wall of photos will be complete.

A book compiled by Monty Soutar covering the history of C Company is now available. Nga Tama Toa is available at the Museum's website.

Open public holidays 1"30pm to 4pm.

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